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Trends in Contemporary Art: Thomas Dareneau, an art educator at Boyertown Area Senior High School, will discuss the differences between contemporary and modern art and why that distinction is important in a talk sponsored by the Pottstown Area Artists Guild Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Boyer Gallery at the Hill School Center for the Arts, 766 Beech St., Pottstown. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit paag.info. Used Book Sale: The Friends of the Pottstown Library Used Book Sale will be Friday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a bag sale all day Saturday. The winner of the quilt raffle will be chosen at 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is located at 500 E. High St., Pottstown. Upper Frederick Township Community Day: Upper Frederick Township will hold its Community Day Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3205 Big Road, Zieglerville. At the rain-or-shine event, attendees can meet community leaders. Activities will include free document shredding, a petting zoo, pony rides, a clown, an obstacle course, a moonbounce, a candy cannon, laser tag, face painting, a rock wall, a chili cookoff, children’s crafts, a used book sale, raffles, food and more. Kendal Conrad and The Devils and Mrs. Jones will provide live music. For more information, call 610754-6436 or visit upperfrederick. com. Ethan’s Heart Journey 5K: The fifth annual Ethan’s Heart Journey 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk to support a local family in need will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, at River Front Park, Pottstown. The run will start at 8:30a.m.; the walk will start at 9:45 a.m. Cost: $25. Registration ends Oct. 6. The proceeds will support 7-year-old Ethan Schwartz, who has a congenital heart defect and suffered a cardiac arrest which led to a severe anoxic brain injury; he has been wheelchair bound since then with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. To register, visit runccrs.com. Art of Recovery: The Art of Recovery: Brush with the Law exhibition will be on display through Oct. 28 at the West Campus of Montgomery County Community College in Pottstown. The exhibition is curated by Maria Maneos, founder and director of Brush with the Law, a nonprofit, community service-based visual arts program that helps bring awareness to and fosters an understanding of people who experience the effects of drug addiction and the criminal justice system. The exhibition features about 50 artistic creations, including drawings and paintings, by former prisoners and those in recovery from drug addiction who are affiliated with the Brush with the Law program. A reception featuring Maneos and the artists will be held Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery. The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. The Fine Arts Gallery, located in North Hall at 16High St. in Pottstown, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit brushwiththelaw.org or mc3.edu/west-gallery.
Pottstown Area Garden Club: meets on the first Friday of each month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown at 11:30 a.m. The club is open to anyone interested in all aspects of gardening, including opportunities for further education in horticulture, floral and landscape design, garden study and flower show schools. PMMC Offering Free Child Care Safety Check: Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is offering free car seat safety checks on the third Friday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Goodwill Ambulance Company, 714 E. High St., Pottstown. Child Certified Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check child car seats for: recalls and damage; best fit for weight, height, and age; and will teach installation techniques. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call: 610-327-7145. Celebrate Recovery: The newest ministry at Hopewell Community Church, 1130 Commerce Drive, Pottstown, will “Celebrate Recovery” through meetings every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery deals with Hurts, Hang Ups, and yes Habits. It is a twelve step program, unlike other programs we know who our “higher power” is, the one and only God and it is biblically based. We will honor Jesus and Praise Him. All of the studies will emphasize forgiveness and salvation. The “Eight Principles” are based on the Beatitudes for the purpose of leading all who attend on the path toward recovery. Contact Sheldon Rosenberg or call 610-3268450. Celebrate Recovery: Biblically based recovery program supports people who struggle with hurts, habits, and hangups. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room 205⁄207 at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. For more information on this confidential and anonymous support group, call 610-323-2353 or visit www.newhanoverumc.org. The Monday Morning Miracle Al-Anon Family Group: meets every Monday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ located at 60 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA. Please park in the rear of the church. We meet in the Choir Room. It is an open meeting and one hour long. Pottsgrove Recreation Board: Monday/Thursday: Table Tennis, Pottsgrove High School cafeteria, 7 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: Women’s Exercise, Pottsgrove High School cafeteria, 6 p.m. For more information on any of these activities, please visit the website at www.pottsgroverec.com. Quiltmakers of Boyertown: The group extends a standing invitation to their monthly meetings, held at Good Shepherd U.C.C., 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, at 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. Prayer Time: Hope UMC, 117 North Monocacy Creek Road in Douglassville, last Friday of month 7 to 8 p.m. Open invitation for anyone. For information call 610385-7141 or email admin@ hopechurchamity.org. Moms Club of Pottsgrove/ Pottstown: Meeting every third Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church, off High St. in Pottstown. The MOMS Club of Pottsgrove/Pottstown welcomes all stay-athome moms and their children from the area. A national support group, chapter offers playgroups, activities, Mom’s Night Out, scrapbook and book clubs and many other opportunities to get moms and children out to meet and play with others. Contact Naurae at naurae@hotmail. com or 801-376-2009. Celebrate Recovery: Meeting at Freedom Fellowship, 239 Main Street, East Greenville (in rear, lower level), each Friday at 7 p.m. Need help with your hurts, hang-ups and habits? Let us help. 12-step faith-based recovery program. Call Pastor Cindy for more info or just c’mon over! Call 610-698-4756. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group: The Alzheimer’s Association’s Monthly Support Group meets the third Thursdays at Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, 120 W. 5th Street in Boyertown from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meet and share with other caregivers experiencing similar issues. We do offer free respite care in a secured area for loved ones during the meeting. To ask questions or arrange for the respite care call 610-473-8066. Used Book Sale: Labyrinth Used Books and Gifts, First United Methodist Church, 414 High St., Pottstown. Selection of secular and religious books available for bargain prices. Many popular authors are available. There are also self help, reference and travel books, cookbooks, and children’s books. Small gift items also available at low price. Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first Saturday of month is bag sale. Open Beading Night: Free at Buttercup Beads from 6 to 8:30 p.m. once a month. Bring a project you’re working on or start a new one in company of other Beaders at our monthly bead soirée. Byob, snacks to share. Call to save seat. Check website calendar for dates. Ages 16 and up. We hold jewelry making classes, kids and adult jewelry making parties, finished artisan jewelry, variety of beads. www.buttercupbeads.com. Buttercup Beads 1123 Pawlings Road, Audubon 484524-8231. Moms Club Of New Hanover Township: Group of “Moms Offering Moms Support” for mothers at home (at least part time) raising their children. Monthly business meeting on second Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at a local church. Visitors including moms and their children always welcome. If you are interested in membership or attending meeting, e-mail email@example.com. Visit www.momsclubofnht.webs.com. Meatout Vegetarian/Vegan Support And Outreach: Contact Veronica or Georgia Smith at Aceg1402@aol.com or 610-970-4539. Perkiomen Valley Library At Schwenksville Monthly Book Discussion: fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the corner of Second and Church streets in Schwenksville. Light refreshments and conversation. Read the book prior to discussion. Free and open to public. Registration requested. Call 610-2878360.